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Old July 10th, 2011, 01:37 PM   #1601
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In road D943 and especially between Buzançais and Châteauroux, is there a plan to update this road into a motorway? After the roundabout in Buzançais the road from 1x1 lane, its a motorway with 2x2 lanes just before entering Châteauroux. The specific road opened for the passage of tour de France. Do you know any more info?
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Old July 10th, 2011, 02:45 PM   #1602
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In road D943 and especially between Buzançais and Châteauroux, is there a plan to update this road into a motorway? After the roundabout in Buzançais the road from 1x1 lane, its a motorway with 2x2 lanes just before entering Châteauroux. The specific road opened for the passage of tour de France. Do you know any more info?
I think the question may reduce to:
Is a motorway needed between Châteauroux and Tours?
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Old July 10th, 2011, 02:53 PM   #1603
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I don't think Châteauroux and Tours specifically, but France does need better east-west motorways in the central and southern parts of the country.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 04:12 PM   #1604
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Hm, but there're quite many: Menton (I) - Hendaye (E), Chamonix/Frejus (I) - Bordeaux, Chamonix - La Souterraine (A20), Mulhouse (D) - Nantes. It doesn't look that bad to me.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 07:02 PM   #1605
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I don't think Châteauroux and Tours specifically....
The road from Châteauroux to Buzançais continues to Tours. I have not looked at the AADT numbers, but I would be surprised if they were much higher from Châteauroux to Buzançais than from Buzançais to Tours.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 08:45 PM   #1606
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In road D943 and especially between Buzançais and Châteauroux, is there a plan to update this road into a motorway? After the roundabout in Buzançais the road from 1x1 lane, its a motorway with 2x2 lanes just before entering Châteauroux. The specific road opened for the passage of tour de France. Do you know any more info?
no no motorway planned here, just a little 2x2 stretch in construction west of Chateauroux in the continuity of the short existing stretch
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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:54 PM   #1607
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no no motorway planned here, just a little 2x2 stretch in construction west of Chateauroux in the continuity of the short existing stretch
Probably you have right; as i said the road with 2x2 lanes starts after Buzançais and especially in one big roundabout and ends couple km's just before entering the town of Chateauroux. Thanks anyway...
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Old July 12th, 2011, 05:45 PM   #1608
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True. I drive from Mayrhofen (Tirol, Austria) to Amboise (France, near Tours) a lot. That's starting from A12 exit Zillertal (before Innsbruck) following the E60 nearly all the way, via Innsbruck, Zurich, Basel, and Dijon. But then the E60 takes an exit, and I'm forced going National roads until Orleans... All E60.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #1609
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True. I drive from Mayrhofen (Tirol, Austria) to Amboise (France, near Tours) a lot. That's starting from A12 exit Zillertal (before Innsbruck) following the E60 nearly all the way, via Innsbruck, Zurich, Basel, and Dijon. But then the E60 takes an exit, and I'm forced going National roads until Orleans... All E60.
You can't go up the A6 to the piece of the A19 that opened a couple of years ago? Google Maps shows the E60 routed that way now.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 06:48 PM   #1610
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I would prefer E54 Paris-Basel being a motorway all the time..
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Old July 13th, 2011, 07:20 PM   #1611
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One of the best ideas I've seen in some time:

http://www.lalibre.be/societe/insoli...-a-beaune.html

Ikea's offering a place for naps at a service area in France.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 01:10 PM   #1612
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In my ADAC Strassenatlas stands that in France you can drive 130 on french Motorways pulling a Trailer,is that true?In that case i would drive drive the french A35 instead of the german A5 to Switzerland
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Old July 27th, 2011, 01:24 PM   #1613
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That's correct. However, it may not be very safe to tow a caravan at 130 km/h with a small car. Few people actually drive that fast, though 100 - 110 is not uncommon. My dad always used to drive between 100 and 110 with a caravan.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 02:11 PM   #1614
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this weekend is the traditional summer rush in France, particularly on the A6, A7 and A9. However it should not break the record for 2009 with 866km traffic block at 12:30 on August 1.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 02:18 PM   #1615
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I noticed this is far less of a "black Saturday" than previous years, or even previous weekends. Of course, there is significant congestion on A7, A9, A10 and A75, but it doesn't seem to be as dramatic as earlier black Saturday events.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 03:56 PM   #1616
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643 km congestion at 12:00. A7 break after an accident with 1 car and 1 moto.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #1617
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Today was the biggest congestion of 2011 in France, with 723 km at 12:30
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Old August 13th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #1618
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The sheep are going on vacation again!







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Old August 13th, 2011, 04:40 PM   #1619
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The sheep are going on vacation again!
So, this is the reason for broken right-side line marking in France? Safety distance? Or did they just take advantage of those dashed lines drawn like that for other purpose?
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Zut alors !
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